So my friend Adam is very intentional in planning out his reading for the year. You can see his plan for 2019 here. I thought I’d take s stab at structuring some of my reading for this year and seeing how it goes. I find I encounter titles that intrigue me and I can be distracted from my other books to read, so I’m wondering if this will help hold me accountable.
My goal is to list two books a month, so 24 books or so, which would allow me to add other books during the year if I encounter them. However with some of these books being heavier reading than others (such as Brueggemann) I may not make it through all them and that is okay. I’d rather shoot high and hit low, than aim low. I think goals are important and I’m hoping this is doable. The past 1/2 year I’ve averaged 4 or 5 books a month, but I’m expecting to reduce that level in 2019 especially once I’m employed.
This year some of the books will be revisiting old books I own and haven’t read, or need to re-read. Also the Leviticus commentaries are for a course I’m auditing this winter. Should be fun!
Leviticus: Tyndale Commentary Series by Jay Sklar
Leviticus, Numbers: NIV Application Commentary by Roy Game
Romans: Story of God Commentary Series by Michael Bird
Philippians : Story of God Commentary Series by Lynn Cohick
The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen
Working the Angles by Eugene Peterson
Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work
Patched Together: The Story of my Life by Brennan Manning
The Word Militant by Walter Brueggemann
Created for Community by Stan Grenz
The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann
The Practice of Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann
Jesus a Theography by Leonard Sweet
Preaching and Preachers by D> Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley
Preaching: Communciating Faith in an Age of Skepticism by Tim Keller
Biblical Preaching by Haddon Robinson
Between Two Worlds: The Art of Preaching in the Twentieth Century by John Stott
Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations by Carey Nieuwhof
The Four Best Places to Live by Mark Buchanan
The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak
Please leave a comment sharing what book or books are you hoping to read in 2019.